Training Options

A specific university education is the best and sometimes only way in to certain professions. But to succeed in other lines of work, it’s direct hands-on training and experience from day one that counts. This section explores the main types of work-focused training available – including vocational qualifications, foundation degrees and modern apprenticeships – that can help you start or switch your career.  

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